Returning: His Dark Materials

HBO fantasy series returns in mid-November, screening same day as the US.

HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials will return for its second season in mid-November, screening same day as the US.

The 7 part series stars Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda with Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Sherlock) joining the cast.

Based on author Philip Pullman’s award-winning books, His Dark Materials season two will explore The Subtle Knife the second book in the trilogy. Writer and Executive Producer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) returns for the TV adaptation.

The accomplished ensemble cast includes Dafne Keen as Lyra, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, James Comso as Fader Coran, Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal, Clarke Peters as The Master, Amir Wilson as Will Parry and introduces Andrew Scott as Colonel John Parry – Will’s globe-trotting father.

Ruth Wilson shed some light on what to expect from her character in season two; “What was really joyful this season to play with, was to get into her circumstances more… What she’s had to deal with as a woman in a very male world, the sacrifices she’s had to make and at what cost”.

His Dark Materials season one received a 2020 BAFTA Television Craft Award for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects. His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for BBC and HBO. Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

Tuesday, November 17 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase.

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    1. Totally agree. It was a real gem of a show with high production values. Stoked it got a second season… but if the buzz isn’t there for this season on a show that looks to be quite pricey, and not to mention is high concept, then it’s curtains I reckon.

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